Every year at Gamescom a handful of games are shuffled into categories and the best of show game or hardware is picked. This year is no different, with categories for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, as well as a handful of other categories relating to social and mobile games. Of note is the new hardware category, where Nintendo’s Amiibo project will face stiff competition like the nVidia SHIELD tablet and the Oculus Rift. Here’s the full listing of categories for this year’s Gamescom awards: Best Console Game Sony Playstation: The Evil Within Evolve Dying Light Far Cry 4 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox: The Evil Within Evolve Assassin’s Creed Rogue Sunset Overdrive Ori and the Blind Forest Best Console Game Nintendo Wii: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Splatoon Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Best Role Playing Game: Skylanders Trap Team Risen 3 Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX Best Action Game: The Order: 1886 Evolve Far Cry 4 Ori and the Blind Forest Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Best Simulation Game: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call World of Warships Best Sports Game: FIFA 15 Forza Horizon 2 PES 2015 Best Family Game: Skylanders Trap Team Silence LittleBigPlanet 3 LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Yoshi’s Woolly World Best PC Game: Heroes of the Storm The Evil Within Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Evolve Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Best Mobile Game Darkblade Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Best Social / Casual / Online Game: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Dance Central Spotlight LittleBigPlanet 3 SingStar LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Best Online Multiplayer Game: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Heroes of the Storm FIFA 15 Evolve Forza Horizon 2 Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral): Virtualizer Oculus Rift DK 2 Project Morpheus Amiibo SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller Notice anything strange? The Nintendo category is listed simply as Nintendo Wii instead of Wii U, while the nominees for that category are Splatoon, Super Smash Bros., and… LEGO Batman 3? What about Bayonetta 2? You know, the game that is a Wii U exclusive and will be hitting consoles in October? Or Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, a brand new game exclusive to Wii U.. I’ve said all this before. Doesn’t seem like much thought was put into that particular category. Winners for each category will be announced on August 15. local_offer gamescom Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when CaptinnDaGameMaster! *cough cough* Wii *cough cough* Lusunup It was intended as a wii category. Guess they still think it’s a wii after all. CaptinnDaGameMaster! *COUGH COUGH* Wii *COUGH COUGH* mojack411 At first I thought it was a typo on Ashley’s part until I read the end of the article lol. nintendope This is just sad… Yen Yea and they listed Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation. Makes sense to me. ActivesiN good luck lego batman 3 lol, Smash will well smash you Arkamarky Facepalms… Facepalms everywhere… nintendope What you don’t agree with the list of best games for the Wii? I think SSB for Wii U could have ranked higher in the list of best games for Wii! Arkamarky No, I’m facepalming because Tetris for the Game Boy isn’t even on the list for best role playing games! bistricky Hmmm …. Why does Microsoft and Sony get 5 games nominated for their consoles and Nintendo Wii U gets 3? Another Nintendo Wii U snub? Oh well …. some bad Mario Jokes … these from classic Nintendo Power! 😀 Mark-dn That’s because gamescom is in nazi germany. Tim van Broekhoven :’) Dimitri Soto Well the sony and Microsoft listings are listed the same way there isn’t a 4 or One in their names so get over it. Petri Pretty weak nominations. Milky Bacons Meh… I’m used to everyone acting as Nintendo as the under dog. But don’t worry, I’m sure that when Nintendo has the world (except us Americans… dang XBone) people will pay attention to Nintendo. 🙂 bistricky “when Nintendo has the world” … I didn’t know Nintendo wanted world domination? 😀 nintendope Heil Nintendo! Milky Bacons All hail Nintendo! Milky Bacons xD Oh trust me, they’re opening their horizons with QoL. I doubt they will succeed at QoL, but… Iwata has ways. Especially with Microsoft. Dang Xbone. Adrian How can games be nominated before they are even completed? bistricky Yeah …. imagine movie or music awards giving awards for Best Picture or Best Song before the movie/song was completed. …… and the Oscar for Best Picture in 2015 is: Star Wars 7 (expected release date in 2017). XD Thomas Vienna This is such a joke. Why don’t they just get it over with and exclude Nintendo as a category, since Nintendo is apparently not important enough to be given any effort. Guest Wii… Guest Wii…. Gordon Blakey No Mario Kart 8? TheresaTWages What about Bayonetta 2? You know, the game that is a Wii U exclusive and will be hitting consoles in October? http://apu.sh/9a7 Nookling Not to mention Hyrule Warriors and Pokemon… Ducked Best PS4 Game: LittleBigPlanet 3 Best Xbox One Game: Halo Collection Best Wii U Game: Super Smash Bros Best Online Game: Evolve Best Family Game: LittleBigPlanet 3 Best RPG: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix Best Action: Super Smash Bros Best Game Overall: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix CaptinnDaGameMaster! Obviously. You’re Ducked! James Hollan “The Nintendo category is listed simply as Nintendo Wii instead of Wii U, while the nominees for that category are Splatoon, Super Smash Bros., and… LEGO Batman 3?” To be fair, the Sony category is listed as “Sony Playstation” with games like: The Evil Within, Evolve, Dying Light, Far Cry 4, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and the Microsoft Category is listed as “Microsoft Xbox” with games like: The Evil Within, Evolve, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Sunset Overdrive, and Ori and the Blind Forest. I would like to have seen Bayonetta 2 in that list of Nintendo nominees, but Smash Bros. may have it covered. A – Kuma they would fuck up… Gizmo This is just embarrassing. The console has been out for 2 years!! And they STILL get the name wrong. Heck, one of the games in the catagory is called “smash for WII U.” Not smash for wii. I find it embarrassing that who ever named the catagory got the name in the game title correct and not the catagory itself.